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Anything But Ordinary

By Lara Avery
  • ISBN Code: : 1423179099
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf : anything-but-ordinary.pdf

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Bryce remembers it like it was yesterday. The scent of chlorine. The blinding crack and flash of pain. Blood in the water. When she wakes up in the hospital, all Bryce can think of is her disastrous Olympic diving trial. But everything is different now. Bryce still feels seventeen, so how can her little sister be seventeen, too? Life went on without her while Bryce lay in a coma for five years. Her best friend and boyfriend have just graduated from college. Her parents barely speak. And everything she once dreamed of doing-winning a gold medal, traveling the world, falling in love-seems beyond her reach. But Bryce has changed too, in seemingly impossible ways. She knows things she shouldn't. Things that happened while she was asleep. Things that haven't even happened yet. During one luminous summer, as she comes to understand that her dreams have changed forever, Bryce learns to see life for what it truly is: extraordinary.

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  • Pdf File: poems-written-by-mafalda-medda.pdf

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The following pages contain poems written by my mother, Mafalda "Maffy" Medda, over the last twenty-eight years of her life including her oldest poem, "Diamonds and Furs," dating back to 1985. It was her passion to write poetry and her dream to become a published author. When she passed away unexpectedly on February 22, 2013, her poetry was left unfinished. Her dream quickly became my passion. Therefore, I spent the next twenty months after she went to be with the Lord compiling her collection of hand-written poems into this poetry book in order to make her dream become a reality. -Mirka Denise Thomas-Thompson ABOUT THE AUTHOR My name is Mafalda Medda Thomas. My nicknames include: Maffy Thomas, Maffy Tee, and Mafalda Medda. However, when I was growing up, I was lovingly called the “little leftover” by my parents. When I was born, my mom believed she could no longer have children. When I was born, there became an eleven year difference between me and my youngest sibling. I became the eighth child in my family. My mother had four boys and four girls. The native land of Sardinia that consumed my dreams and caused me heartache as a young child is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of Italy. I don’t know the reason but God didn’t evenly distribute artistic gifts where my family was concerned. He gifted me with the love of learning, the love of the arts, and the love of everything in the artistic field. In school, I had the privilege of being an honor student. Unfortunately, the Medda family lacked the financial ability to provide me with an education beyond the sixth grade. When I reached adulthood, I found myself taking classes due to a desire to learn in many different areas. I always had a passion for learning and a love for knowledge. With still somewhat shaky English skills, the first undertaking to begin my education in English was reading “Gone with the Wind.” It was a huge challenge on my part but I loved and enjoyed the opportunity to read and comprehend every single page. On September 2, 1989, I had the privilege of being invited to travel to Washington, D.C. in honor of my poem, “Creation.” In 1997, a more recent composition of mine, “A Gift for Jesus,” brought tears to my eyes. This poem was printed out on green card stock, was adopted by a local art gallery, and sold successfully during the 1997 Christmas season. My hobbies include poetry, music, reading, oil painting, butterflies, and artistically bettering existing products on the market. I love teaching people from young children and senior adults to my Shih Tzu, “Candy.” Candy and I participated and won first place in a local dog training contest for a three-part trick where I taught her to sit, beg, and roll over. Mafalda “Maffy” Medda Thomas 07/26/1998

Glimpses of Grace

By Gloria Furman
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  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Book Code : 1433536080
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 843
  • Pdf File: glimpses-of-grace.pdf

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Runny noses. Dirty diapers. Unfolded laundry. The day-to-day life of the average housewife is filled with countless tasks that can feel mundane and ordinary, causing women to wonder if they’re missing out on bigger and better things. Eager to encourage such struggling homemakers, pastor’s wife and mother of three Gloria Furman highlights the reality of God’s grace in all of life, especially those areas that often seem boring and unimportant. Filled with personal examples and anecdotes, this richly theological reflection on what it means to be a wife, mother, and homemaker challenges readers to see and cherish the gospel’s extraordinary impact on ordinary life. Glimpses of Grace will inspire a renewed gospel-cheerfulness among women faithfully serving God in and through their homes.

The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James

By Daniel J. Duke,Teresa F. Duke
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1620559676
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 969
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A deep investigation into historical documents that prove the notorious outlaw Jesse James faked his own death • Presents the legend of Jesse James and counters it with the real story, based on family records • Provides photographic evidence, a journal of Jesse James’s, and historical records that prove James faked his death, verified by experts and civic authorities • Debunks the 1995 DNA test results of James’s supposed remains The story of the notorious outlaw Jesse James’s assassination at the hands of Robert Ford has been clouded with mystery ever since its inception. Now, James’s great-great-grandchildren Daniel and Teresa Duke present the results of more than 20 years of exhaustive research into state and federal records, photographs, newspaper reports, diaries, and a 1995 DNA test in search of the truth behind Jesse James’s demise. Explaining how the accepted version of the history of Jesse James is wrong, the authors confirm their family’s oral tradition that James faked his own death in 1882 and lived out his remaining days in Texas. They methodically unravel the legend surrounding his death, with evidence vetted by qualified experts and civic authorities. They share the journal of their great-great-grandfather, kept from 1871 to 1876 and verified to be written in James’s handwriting. They reveal forensically confirmed photographs of James before and after his supposed killing, including one of James attending his own funeral. Examining James’s life both before and after his faked death, they provide an account of where he lived and who he associated with, including his interactions with secret societies. They compare the contradictory newspaper reports of James’s death with accounts by his family and associates, which support that the man buried as James was actually his cousin, and reveal how James tricked authorities into believing he had been killed. Further supporting their claim, the authors debunk the DNA test results of the exhumation of James’s body in 1995. The Dukes detail the ways in which the test was fraudulent, an assertion supported by the deputy counselor for Clay County at the time of the testing. Backed by a wealth of evidence, the descendants of Jesse James conclusively prove what really happened to America’s Robin Hood.

Homeless Hero

By Mike Tapscott
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  • Publisher : Abbott Press
  • Book Code : 1458210650
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 979
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Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 Great Southwest Book Festival and Silver Medal Winner of the 2014 Global Ebook Awards - Homeless Hero: Understanding the Soul of Home considers the human mission to know the soul and navigate life experiences. Tapscott's book explores humanity in a way that is vibrantly vivid and personally accessible to the reader. Many questions that we have probably asked ourselves at one time or another are addressed: what is homelessness, why does it exist, are they just on drugs, how do I help, when is helping really enabling, and why does it bother me so much in the first place? Here is a compilation of experiences from Tapscott's experimental journey into life on the streets, his own volunteer work, and his fascinating interviews with individuals utilizing and individuals working for the social service system. Homeless Hero is a case study, an experiment, an adventure, and a multi-layered examination of American society that seeks to help you expand your understanding of homelessness and more importantly your own humanity.

The Dark Side of Apple Pie, Baby Food, and Bunnies

By Ken Lytle,Katie Corcoran Lytle
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1440533717
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 391
  • Pdf File: the-dark-side-of-apple-pie-ba.pdf

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Everything is not always as it seems—it's usually worse. With The Dark Side of Apple Pie, Baby Food, and Bunnies, you'll have a light that shines on the evil underbelly that corrupts even the most innocuous places and things. From cute and cuddly kittens that carry parasites to the cotton gin sealing the fate of American slaves, you'll find a fascinating look into the flippin' flip side of life that is as hilarious as it is horrifying. Even the warmest and fuzziest things have a dark side—and this book guarantees you'll never look at anything the same way again.

The Gong Show

By Michael J. Varma
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 1468594087
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 649
  • Pdf File: the-gong-show.pdf

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Interactive Storytelling for Video Games

By Josiah Lebowitz,Chris Klug
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 113612733X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 327
  • Pdf File: interactive-storytelling-for-video-games.pdf

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What really makes a video game story interactive? What's the best way to create an interactive story? How much control should players be given? Do they really want that control in the first place? Do they even know what they want-or are their stated desires at odds with the unconscious preferences? All of these questions and more are examined in this definitive book on interactive storytelling for video games. You'll get detailed descriptions of all major types of interactive stories, case studies of popular games (including Bioshock, Fallout 3, Final Fantasy XIII, Heavy Rain, and Metal Gear Solid), and how players interact with them, and an in-depth analysis of the results of a national survey on player storytelling preferences in games. You'll get the expert advice you need to generate compelling and original game concepts and narratives.With Interactive Storytelling for Video Games, you'll:

Never Settle

By Greg Holder
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  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Book Code : 1631466364
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 769
  • Pdf File: never-settle.pdf

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ECPA Bestseller While we don’t consciously choose a less-than-life, it happens. Little by little, we start putting down roots in a land of less than: less than satisfying, less than interesting, less than helpful, and certainly less than hopeful. Before we know it our faith is lukewarm, apathetic, bland. Consider this an invitation to a different way of thinking, of seeing the world, of living in the world. But here’s your warning: It will be a little unsettling. When we’ve settled into the safe and mediocre, pulling away from the status quo is inherently unsettling. For those who want to know that their life has significance, that their choices matter, and that they can start a chain reaction in our world … this missional book is for you. Never Settle is a tangible reminder that every choice in your day is crackling with God’s redemptive power – you, yes you, are called to be a part of what God is doing in the world. Don’t settle for a lukewarm Christian life. Never Settle: Choices, Chain Reactions, and the Way Out of Lukewarminess explores a familiar passage in Revelation 3 where Jesus is warning the church in Laodicea. What offends Jesus so much? When those who call themselves Christian decide to play it safe and compromise – when we settle for lukewarminess. Greg Holder, from The Genius of One, Advent Conspiracy, and The Voice Bible, reminds us of the call to never settle by sharing the way out of lukewarminess, helping us see how our everyday decisions, habits, and relationships have incredible potential for world-changing, redemptive impact. Winsome, challenging, and practical, Holder offers a fresh vision for the Church: to be soothingly hot and thirst-quenchingly cold. To boldly follow Jesus into the world dripping with Christian compassion. The way out of lukewarminess starts now. The first step to take will be to break camp, pull up stakes, and refuse to settle any longer. Let’s go.

Young Adult Literature and Adolescent Identity Across Cultures and Classrooms

By Janet Alsup
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136981500
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 927
  • Pdf File: young-adult-literature-and-adolescent-identity-across-cultures-and-classrooms.pdf

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Taking a critical, research-oriented perspective, this exploration of the theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical connections between the reading and teaching of young adult literature and adolescent identity development centers around three key questions: Who are the teens reading young adult literature? Why should teachers teach young adult literature? Why are teens reading young adult literature? All chapters work simultaneously on two levels: each provides both a critical resource about contemporary young adult literature that could be used in YA literature classes or workshops and specific practical suggestions about what texts to use and how to teach them effectively in middle and high school classes. Theorizing, problematizing, and reflecting in new ways on the teaching and reading of young adult literature in middle and secondary school classrooms, this valuable resource for teachers and teacher educators will help them to develop classrooms where students use literature as a means of making sense of themselves, each other, and the world around them.

Educart CBSE Term 1 ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE Sample Papers Class 10 MCQ Book For Dec 2021 Exam (Based on 2nd Sep CBSE Sample Paper 2021)

By Educart
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  • Publisher : Educart
  • Book Code : 9391401139
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 122
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Right now, CBSE Sample Papers are most useful to practice the exact MCQ paper pattern and time yourself to do the papers in 90 minutes each. Don’t waste time studying from Old pattern MCQ books or Question Banks when now there is a Sample Paper book strictly based on the CBSE Sample Papers of September 2nd, 2021. These Sample Papers are prepared by the TOP CBSE Experts and are the only ones in the market for paper-wise practice on the completely changed MCQ pattern.

Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives in Metaphysics

By Daniel D. Novotný,Lukáš Novák
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134630166
  • Total of Pages : 342
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 710
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This volume re-examines some of the major themes at the intersection of traditional and contemporary metaphysics. The book uses as a point of departure Francisco Suárez’s Metaphysical Disputations published in 1597. Minimalist metaphysics in empiricist/pragmatist clothing have today become mainstream in analytic philosophy. Independently of this development, the progress of scholarship in ancient and medieval philosophy makes clear that traditional forms of metaphysics have affinities with some of the streams in contemporary analytic metaphysics. The book brings together leading contemporary metaphysicians to investigate the viability of a neo-Aristotelian metaphysics.